Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Alignment and fixing of fiber optics based on electrothermal MEMS actuators

Unamuno, A. and Yao, J. and Uttamchandani, D.G. (2005) Alignment and fixing of fiber optics based on electrothermal MEMS actuators. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 17 (4). pp. 816-818. ISSN 1041-1135

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

An aligning and fixing method for fiber optics is described in this letter. The alignment is performed using a chevron-type thermal microactuator while the fixing is achieved by ultraviolet curing of an epoxy adhesive once the optical fibers are aligned. The microactuator has been extended so that the heaters and the optical adhesive are separated to avoid curing of the adhesive by temperature. A prototype has been fabricated using 80-μm-thick metallized silicon-on-insulator and mechanical and optical results from the alignment of two bare single-mode optical fibers before, during, and after the fixing are presented.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7110
Keywords: curing, integrated optics, micro-optics, microactuators, optical design techniques, optical fibre couplers, optical fibre fabrication, optical fibre losses, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2008
    Last modified: 16 Jul 2013 20:16
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7110

    Actions (login required)

    View Item